Carterette Series Webinars

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CSW would like to extend special thanks to the Georgia Public Library Service for providing access to the WebEx host software.

Upcoming Sessions

BASIC LEGAL RESEARCH FOR ANY LIBRARIAN
Presented by Sarah Mauldin and Meg Butler
May 7, 2014, 2:00pm to 3:30pm Eastern Time
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If you encounter public patrons who come to the library seeking legal help (for example, how to get social security benefits or pursue a discrimination claim) Sarah Mauldin and Meg Butler will guide you through federal tools and resources that are freely available online. You can share these resources with your patrons to help them with their reference questions. Using Georgia as a case study, Sarah and Meg will demonstrate how the research principles they discuss in a federal context are generalizable to state law, in case your patrons ask questions about being evicted, getting divorced, or modifying child support. As a bonus, they will explain how to avoid the unauthorized practice of law while assisting library patrons.
Sarah Mauldin is Director of Library Services at Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP in Atlanta, GA. She has worked in law firms in Nevada and Texas and had a (very) short stint as a public librarian immediately after gaining her M.L.I.S. with a Certificate in Law Librarianship from the University of Texas at Austin. She also holds a B.A. in Letters with a minor in MIS from the University of Oklahoma. Despite all of that moving around she is a proud Atlanta native.
Meg Butler has been teaching legal research to law students and others since becoming a librarian in 2006. Classes taught range from introduction to legal research, advanced legal research, and intellectual property legal research. She earned her law degree from the University of Oregon, her library degree from Queens College, and a degree in education from Brooklyn College.


Archived Sessions

Please visit our archived sessions page to find recordings of previous Carterette Series Webinars.

About the Carterette Series Webinars

The Carterette Series Webinars was named to honor one of our founding members, Pat Carterette.

In June of 2010, members of the Georgia Library Association and the Georgia Public Library Service launched this bi-monthly educational webinar series. The series highlights trends, innovation, and best practices in libraries. The free sessions are open to interested parties from all geographic (and astral) locations. Topics are chosen to be of interest to students and employees from all library types, and each session is approved for one Georgia Continuing Education (CE) contact hour.

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Contact the Planning Team

For assistance or more information, please contact a member of our planning team.

Sarah Steiner: ssteiner@gsu.edu
Casey Long: clong@agnesscott.edu
Kimberly Boyd: kboyd2@brenau.edu


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